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Corning Museum of Glass

One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830-2253
607.937.5371
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Corning
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The Corning Museum of Glass offers unique opportunities to explore glass: Live glassmaking demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass, hands-on glass exhibits, and stunning glass art collections.

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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

absolutely amazing. Park at the welcome center and take the free shuttle or you can walk over its not far. The glass museum is full of amazing exhibits all of which are behind glass so no stressing over the little ones. The glass making demo are great, they have an a av systems that makes it easy to see exactly... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I didn't know what to expect, but this was so much more. Amazing examples of decorative glass that looks like a soft pillow to historical pieces. Top off the exhibits with great glass blowing demonstrations and then learn more about glass as a workhorse of the industrial world. The gift shop is huge and just as amazing to stroll through... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We often hear that guests aren't sure what to expect from a glass museum. We are excited to tell guests about the art, history, and science of glass like you described. Our conservationists do a great job at restoring our objects so that they can be viewed by guests like you! Thanks again for taking... More

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I probably wouldn't go back here, but I am very glad I wen there atleast once. It was very interesting and a great experience. We signed up for a class and I enjoyed it atlot. I'm not very interested in art, but I like learning how everything was made and getting to do it myself. The place was very organized... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review! It sounds like you enjoyed your time in Corning; what a nice drive it is from Pennsylvania to the southern tier of New York! For a person who's not all that interested in art, you did a great job on your studio projects! I hear that guests like to get up close to... More

Corning, NY USA
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13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

CMOG has lots of variety to interest each member of your group. There is always a great special collection, along with permanent collection which contains a panorama from amazing ancient glass to Tiffany. The science center and hot glass exhibit are fun. And you can make your own glass item.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! People are often surprised at the number of applications and extensive history of glass; we like to show it all! Thanks for taking the time to enjoy the collection, we hope you come back often for special events and programs. We are so proud to be a part of the Corning community! More

Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Usa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A wonderful museum for adults and kids. Be sure to reserve a spot for hands on glass blowing. Lots of fun.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We hope you treasure your glass projects and the memories you made while handcrafting your work. We hope to see you again soon! More

Pinellas Park, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Probably the most famous Glass Museum in the world. From the original glass blank for the Polamar Observatory mirror to every category of glass the museum has it all, art glass scientific glass and glass from antiquity. Located in the "Crystal City" Corning, NY.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so proud of our glass history in the community. We are also proud to have the most comprehensive collection of glass in the world on view in our small town. It's certainly great to hear that you have taken the time to visit and that you appreciate our collection. Thank you so much! More

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My wife and I recently went to Corning Glass Works ! I had been there once before . My wife it was her first trip. Both of us really enjoyed the museum It was very interesting, The highlight of the visit was being able to make our own glass My wife made a pumpkin and I made an ornament. We... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to revisit us and bring your wife. We appreciate your review! It sounds like you've made great memories and beautiful glass pieces during your visit. We thank you for sharing your experiences with other travelers. We also hope you come back in the spring when we have more gallery and demonstration space! All the... More

Basildon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I heard about this museum a number of years ago, being a great fan of all types of glass work and glass art, the museum was a place that I had every intention of visiting. I was happy that on a recent trip to the United States I was able to venture into New York State and make my way... More

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Kerry M, Marketing staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for including us in your upstate New York itinerary. We hope that we met your expectations and you got your fill of glass through our demonstrations, galleries, and studio. Keep in touch with us; I think you'll really enjoy our blog as we explore different aspects of glass and share more about our facility, programs, and partnerships around... More

Greentown, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I had no clue there could be this type and amount of collected history about glass... It was a WOW! Then if that was not enough, the science was of glass truly topped it off. Thank you Corning for a great visit.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! You sound surprised by the amount on view - we can't wait to show guests even more this coming spring. We hope you return to the Finger Lakes again soon! Thanks again! More

Toronto, Canada
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170 reviews 170 reviews
21 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Spent more time here than I would have thought very informative they had their hands in innovating things I wouldn't have thought of i.e. fibre optic cable, windshields etc. The hands on glass making is a must I would recommend making a flower since it's more hands on but it depends what you want I guess. Adios amigos!

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that you took some extra time to explore the art, history, and science of glass. Keep in touch with us as the use of glass continues to grow with art and science. It also sounds like making your own souvenir was a highlight. Thanks for sharing your experiences with other travelers.... More

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